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Nomination Write-Ups - November 2010


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Date Nominee Nominator Nominator Write-Up
November 29, 2010 Ashlea Gastel, RN Melinda Culp, RN As the charge nurse on the oncology unit, Ashlea takes the time needed to make sure the new nurses understand their roles and are comfortable with the patients. She is constantly overseeing the staff and keeping up with her patients. She is very kind and compassionate with her patients and develops a bond with them. She always remains calm in every situation.
November 29, 2010 Hanna Reyes, RN anonymous Hannah has been such a sensitive and caring nurse for our mother. She has helped us during this difficult time by spending time and being a listener and attentive to our mother's needs. Such an asset to your unit!
November 29, 2010 Hanna Reyes, RN Linda She took time to understand the family's needs and goals in caring for our loved one. Very compassionate.
November 29, 2010 Cora Padel, RN Linda Cora has been such a caring and sensitive nurse to our mother and her family. Such an asset to your unit!
November 29, 2010 Debbie Gans, RN, OCN® Eileen Sharon Chubbs and Debbie Gans, nurses of Dr. David Biggs, are teh most special, caring and pleasant cancer nurses I have ever met. They are compassionate and understanding and always available. They make chemo bearable!
November 29, 2010 Sharon Chubbs, RN, BSN, OCN® Eileen Sharon Chubbs and Debbie Gans, nurses of Dr. David Biggs, are teh most special, caring and pleasant cancer nurses I have ever met. They are compassionate and understanding and always available. They make chemo bearable!
November 29, 2010 Rebecca Kramer, RN, BSN, OCN® Iris Accettola, RN, MSN, OCN® Rebecca has been, and still is, my mentor. She is knowlegeable, caring, kind, considerate - everything an oncology nurse should be. She attends programs to keep current with this ever changing field of oncology. Her patients have every confidence in her. She is an example we all need to follow.
November 29, 2010 Robin Apostol, RN, BSN, OCN® Ann Smith, RN, OCN® Robin is an inspirational Oncology Nurse. She is very thorough with all of her patients' concerns. She goes above and beyond giving her patients their chemotherapy. She treats the whole patient.
November 29, 2010 Barbara Harris, RN, OCN® Ann Smith, RN, OCN® Barbara always goes above and beyond with each of her patients. She sits down with each and every one of them. She listens to them intently. Barbara is an Angel to her patients.
November 29, 2010 Joni Arnette, RN Michele Gaskins, RN Joni works with oncology patients on a daily basis, she has a caring heart. She is so compassionate and concerned about these patients she treats on a daily basis. She sees as much as she can that their needs are met and that they are cared for in a timely manner. She has a listening ear to which she offers them, and the biggest smile to brighten their days. She is truly what a nurse should represent.
November 29, 2010 Marty Byrne, RN, BSN, OCN® Regina Patterson, RN Marty is a wonderful oncology nurse and represents the oncology nursing community in a positive way. She is always looking for ways to collaborate and make the best of what resources she has and is always involved in community projects and is innovative in ways to help her practice and fellow nurses. She is wonderful to work with and deserves to be recognized for all her efforts!
November 29, 2010 Susan Frederick Hodes, RN, BSN, OCN® Laurie Palmer, RN, MS, AOCN® Susan exemplifies the qualities that I hope all of my nursing students will exhibit someday. She is a true advocate for patient care excellence by championing the best evidenced based practices. Susan is an expert nurse who seeks innovative ways to improve the health care environment. She shows strong moral courage to always do the right thing. Susan is actively involved in her profession and in her community.
November 29, 2010 Susan McCreary, RN, OCN® Barbara Adams, RN Susan is the nurse that you want to have if you are a patient. She pays attention to the details of her patient's recovery -- she is outstanding at putting together a clinical picture. A patient advocate -- and even if she's not your nurse but she sees a patient struggling she will advocate for that patient to get the care and attention they need. She is alway an excellent teacher to both family and patient. She takes the extra time to make sure her patients understanding how to care for themselves when they go home. Anyone who has her assigned as their nurse is very fortunate!
November 29, 2010 Dolly Golez, RN Barbara Adams, RN Dolly is not only a charge nurse. She is a leader. She supports her patients AND her nurses by encouraging teamwork, by supporting her nurses. She role models caring, know and compassion. Instead of telling new nurses what to do, she shows them and supports them. She is caring and hopeful to her patients. I wish more nurses like Dolly could be recongized on a regular basis. She contributes to quality nursing and care everyday without glory. To me, she is an unsung hero. I am still a newer nurse but she has taught me the value of teamwork, support work and humility as a nurse.
November 29, 2010 Michele Williams, RN Kimberly Corkran, RN Michele is an outstanding example of advocacy for her patients and their families. She practices with a holistic approach and provides outstanding nursing care to her patients. Michele takes the time to go above and beyond the call of duty for her patients and their families. She was recognized as an Every Day Hero at her place of employment twice, for the outstanding care she provides to her patents. She also reaches out to her peers and she is a wonderful mentor. It is refreshing to see such a wonderful nurse and one who is a great advocate for patients.
November 29, 2010 Peggy Spiewak, RN, MSN Lisa Spiewak, RN To put it lightly, if it wasn't for this nurse in my life, I would never be the nurse I am today. She has inspired me to be caring and compassionate in my profession and has been a shoulder for me to lean on during my most difficult times. In her own profession, she countlessly stays overtime to help her patients. She goes above and beyond what is expected and her patients love her for it. She inspires me in every way and I don't know what I would do without her. She is the ideal nurse.
November 29, 2010 Mary Tuxhorn, RN Karmen Dayhuff, RN, BSN Mary carries a passion for her profession and her patients that many times goes unrecognized. The care she gives, she does because it's her calling. She does this selflessly and without expection of recognition. She is an inspiration to nurses and her patients. I am fortunate to work with her.
November 29, 2010 Tammy Allred, RN, OCN® Kyle Terrell, RN, ACNP-BC, CRNP, OCN® As a nurse navigator in thoracic oncology, Tammy provides comprehensive and compassionate care to cancer patients & their families. She also works tirelessly to promote public awareness about lung cancer and to increase research funding.
November 29, 2010 DeeDee Bubalo, RN, OCN® Cynthia Dasaad, RN, OCN® My journey with DeeDee began in March of 1999. DeeDee was one of many nurses that was assigned to my husband, a forty year old, newly diagnosed lung cancer patient. During what turned into about a two month stay at Holy cross, DeeDee was always so supportive of not only my husband, but also myself. At the time I was a housewife raising two young children, and was faced with the realization that I would very likely be raising my children on my own. DeeDee was always so positive and would always encourage me with words such as "you are stronger than you think". These words would resonate with me throughout my journey to becoming a registered nurse after my husband's passing. I am very honored and proud to say that DeeDee is not only my mentor and colleague, but she is also a good friend. I am honored to work side by side with her on the oncology unit at Holy Cross. This is what make DeeDee a very special nurse.
November 29, 2010 Becky Baker, RN, OCN® Helen Robertson, RN, BSN, OCN® Becky is a very competent, caring, hardworking nurse who goes the extra mile to take care of her patients. She is respected by her co-workers and physicians. She spent several years in cardiac nursing and several other areas before getting into oncology which increases her knowledge in the care of her oncology patients. She obtained her certification this year in oncology. She always has a pleasant smile on her face. She gets many compliments from her patients for her compassionate care. She supports her teammates and has worked for a co-worker who needed off even when she wanted to be off herself. She supports students and new employees and is a good preceptor. She goes above and beyond for her patients and co-workers. She is a great asset to nursing and to East Texas Medical Center.
November 29, 2010 Deborah Stewart, RN, BSN, CBCN® Kyle Terrell, RN, ACNP-BC, CRNP, OCN® Deb is an awesome oncology nurse. She goes beyond the call of duty to provide supportive care and education to patients with breast cancer -- from those who are newly diagnosed to those who are challenged with end-of life issues. No matter how busy a clinic can be, Deb can make a patient feel like she/he is the only patient in the world.
November 29, 2010 Lisa Parks, RN, MS, CNP Gail Davidson, RN, BSN, OCN® Lisa has developed a wealth of surgical oncology and complex patient care knowledge, and she willingly takes the time to share, mentor, and develop others. Lisa's support of her colleagues, and the comprehensive care of our patients is very much appreciated!
November 24, 2010 Vicki Dolphin, RN, Auckland, New Zealand Noelle Farrell, MN (Hons), P BSN, RCN, Auckland, New Zealand Vicki leads a team of dedicated cancer nurses from medical and radiation oncology at Auckland City Hospital Outpatients. She ensures that relevant information is passed on to staff so that their days run as smoothly as possible, and she constantly advocates for nursing recognition. She is supportive of her staff, and encourages nurses to develop their knowledge and skills through various education programmes and conferences. She has alot of oncology nursing knowledge to share with colleagues. She displays compassion and kindness to staff and patients alike and has a good sense of humour to combat the stresses of the job. She is to be acknowledged as a good charge nurse manager, who does her best to make oncology nursing the best nursing there can be.
November 24, 2010 Amanda Bargas, RN Melinda Culp, RN Amanda has taken a position within the health system and has expanded it. Oncology is now being recognized as a speciality and all the education that she is putting into the new employees, patients, families, and house wide is part of the reason why. She takes the time to sit down with people and make sure that they really understand.
November 24, 2010 Maleeta Rosa, RN Sheila Gillette, RN, MSN, FNP, APN She is the only nurse in our practice so all nursing duties fall on her. In addition we do not have a social worker, or counselors or educators, or insurance coordinators. She fills all of those roles, while taking care of patients in a friendly, compassionate manner.
November 24, 2010 Beth Money, RN, BSN, OCN® Sylvia Heinze, RN, APN, MS, CHPN, AOCN® Beth is the clinical trials coordinator where I came to be the Oncology Services Director at Union Hospital. Beth also is the sponsor for the 'I Can Cope' group. She assited me in my new role in many professional and personal ways. She is always willing to go the extra mile and the patients love and depend on her. It is a pleasure to work with Beth.
November 24, 2010 Sarah Leonard, RN, BSN, OCN® Tanya Brubaker, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN®, CCRP Sarah my office mate - thank you for your support and compassion. I really appreciate your knowledge. Thanks for sharing our small quarters and all that you do.
November 24, 2010 Mary Lundeen, RN, OCN®, CCRP Shelle Sikkema, RN, OCN® In all circumstances Mary puts the best interest of the patient first. She is the "go to" person in our department, which means she is frequently interrupted for questions, but she always gives her undivided attention to whatever comes up, and focuses all of us on the benefit of our patient. Her kindness and caring are ledgendary; it is my pleasure to work with her.
November 24, 2010 Janice Hoss, RN, BSN, OCN® Tanya Brubaker, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN®, CCRP Janice is the most supportive boss I have ever had and I am really thankful to have her in my life. Janice has been so kind and generous. I appreciate all her knowledge and mentoring she has given me. I cherish her friendship.
November 24, 2010 Vicki Rocconi, RN, OCN® Tanya Brubaker, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN®, CCRP Thanks you Vicki for always being there to help solve problems. You have been a real inspiration to me. I am thankful to have such a sweet caring knowledgeable nurse friend in my life.
November 18, 2010 Deanie Damron, RN Kathy She has been an encouragement to keep me going through my treatments. Very caring and informative. She is always there when needed, day or night. We call her cell phone and she responds. She is very knowledgeable about cancer treatments. We are very thankful to have her as our nurse. She has always been there for us. Super caring person.
November 16, 2010 Emmy Unterreiner, RN, BSN, OCN® Julie MacCluskey, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, OCN® Emmy is an exceptional oncology nurse. She has a strong knowledge base and is extremely intuitive with a true nurse's intuition. Emmy is compassionate and responsive. She goes the extra mile to educate and support our patients and their families, and help them track their progress. She quickly and correctly identifies immediate needs and collaborates well with others to meet those needs. Emmy truly exemplifies the role of the nurse in oncology care.
November 15, 2010 Janice Gusick, RN Renata Janice is great. She always listened to what my mom had to say, she never ran away, and always put my mom first. She always made me laugh, and no matter how bad the situation was, Janice gave us hope. She is a great nurse and I am thankful to have had the chance to work with her. My mom still continues to get treatment and once in a while we get to see Janice, and she is worth more than gold in our hearts. Love her! Janice - thank you for everything.
November 15, 2010 Amy Serraglio-Fierman, RN Renata Amy has been there from the beginning of my mother's cancer. She has held our hands through it, coached us with the medication, day to day issues, and still continues to make sure mom is okay. She also has gone out of her way to get us the best information and has explained to us what everything was, when the doctors were too busy, etc. Without Amy I would be lost. She is a great person and a wonderful nurse and a great friend. She still checks on my mom and my dad. She always made us comfortable and did anything in her power to help us. She is a great nurse and it should only be said that without her, I do not know what I would have done. Thanks, Amy!
November 15, 2010 Tiffany Meek, RN Renata Tiffany is a great nurse. She kept my mother happy and fed. When it came down to any problems, Tiffany was right there and knew what needed to be done. She called us at every emergency there was. She took control of the situation and made sure my mother came first. With out Tiffany, my mother might not be here. Thank you Tiffany for everything - without you, I do not know what I would have done.
November 12, 2010 Nancy Johnson, RN Pat Nancy, as all the other nurses, has always made our visits to Helen's Place comfortable and has been very good at explaining procedures to me & my family. She's also very good in taking your mind off what may be considered a trying time by sharing some humor w/us. She's also introduced us to some other patients to help make the process go quicker & smoother. Love her hugs, smiles, & compassion. Thanx Nance.
November 8, 2010 Mary Zimny, RN, MS, AOCNS® Cindy Honestly, I would check every one of the qualities listed on the nomination form to describe Mary! My father was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer and had a life long aversion to doctors, but Mary made every visit an honest but hopeful one. She made my dad feel confident about his treatment and care. She made my dad smile everytime and supported all of us during a very difficult time.
November 8, 2010 Sue Tomlinson, RN anonymous Sue is an amazing professional who regularlychecked on me for pain and discomfort. She didn't abandon me and she's a great care-giver and a good listener who loves her job.
November 8, 2010 James Paparello, RN anonymous James checked on my pain and comfort regularly and did not abandon me. Very professional and understanding. A great care-giver who loves his job.
November 8, 2010 Jerry Sidders, RN Tina Logsdon, RN, OCN® Jerry is a veteran who understands the patients he cares for. He has worked very hard, in a field he was very unfamiliar with, just out of school, to not only become an excellent nurse, but also one who practices nursing utilizing evidenced based nursing care. He truly cares for his patients and works well with the staff in our clinic.
November 8, 2010 Patrice Welsh-Benjamin, RN, MA, OCN® Debra L. Gagus, RN, BSN, OCN® Patrice is the clinical nurse oncology specialist for the Oncology unit at the Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Centers. She has a passion for Oncology that has kept me in the Oncology field for the last 11 years. She inspires me to be the best educator and provider to the Oncology patient. She is there when I have any questions or concerns. She deserves to be recognized for all of the things that she does for the Oncology nurses she mentors.

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